A film by Tekinati Ruka and Natalie Zimmerman

OCEANIA: JOURNEY TO THE CENTER, begins on a coral atoll – predicted to become uninhabitable by 2030 due to rising sea levels and temperatures brought by climate change. We are invited on a journey with a mother and her adult son as they strive to maintain their culture, freedom and independence after decades of colonizing encounters.

As OCEANIA maintains a tension between both discovery and potential loss, we are invited to recenter our relationship to climate science data and facts—feeling the emotional, social and spiritual dimensions of the ecological crisis. OCEANIA is an elegy, an inquiry, and a call to action—as it asks us to reconsider what connections are most vital to human and ecological survival and why we must reestablish them if we are to survive as a species.

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